Jackie Stewart covers community banks and mergers and acquisitions for American Banker. She joined the publication in 2011 as a breaking news reporter before joining the community banking team. Prior to working at American Banker, Jackie wrote about civil court cases for VerdictSearch and taught for two years in the Bronx, N.Y., through Teach for America.
On the first big day of 2Q results, bankers said their investments in middle-market lending have started paying off. JPMorgan Chase and PNC have added commercial loan officers in new markets across the country.